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A female Terrier-American bulldog mix that was abandoned with her bowls on a sidewalk is now in foster care.
The dog, named Flora, was found on a sidewalk in Oxon Hill, Maryland last month. The Humane Society of Prince George’s County, an all-volunteer and non-profit animal shelter, posted about Flora on September 23, Saturday.
The shelter wrote, “This poor dog breaks our hearts — she was abandoned in Oxon Hill with her bowls and just patiently waited for someone to come back for her.”
The post came with a photo of Flora sitting patiently on the sidewalk, breaking the hearts of not only the animal shelter employees, but also dog lovers online.
According to Newsweek, the four-year-old dog was picked up on the same day and was, thankfully, in a “fair condition”.
Flora was later taken to the Prince George’s County Animal Services and Adoption Facility. And a few days after arriving at the shelter, the Humane Society of Prince George’s County confirmed that Flora is now in foster care.
Linda Lowe, a Prince George’s County information officer, reveals that the pooch was very scared at the shelter and appeared “to have been bred a couple of times.”
With the increasing number of abandoned and shelter animals, Lowe used this opportunity to remind and ask pet owners to “consider the alternative options, such as rehoming a pet with someone they trust.”
“If a pet must be surrendered, our facility will make every attempt to place the animal in a foster situation or rescue group or adopt the animal to another loving family,” Lowe told Newsweek.